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Guitar Solos John
13 January 2013
12.19pm
barry_wom
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Hi everyone.  I don't know if this has been covered previously as I'm a newbie, but does anyone have a list of Beatles guitar solos performed by John? I know of the obvious ones such as You Can't Do That.  There were also ones he shared the solo duties with George such as the first solos of Long Tall Sally and Yer Blues respectively. However did he play the solos on Matchbox and Come Together? For that matter I have recently discovered that the solo from Honey Pie may not have been his. Does anyone want to weigh in on this and offer some clarification? Thanks :)

13 January 2013
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RunForYourLife
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- Long Tall Sally (First solo)

- You Can't Do That

- Every Little Thing

- Yer Blues (Shared with George)

- I Want You (She's So Heavy)

- In "The End", they take turns soloing. John goes third in the rotation, his guitar is the "dirtiest" sounding one.

- For You Blue (He's playing the lap steel guitar)

- The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Not a solo, per se, but he's doing those fills)

- Get Back

 

John does some of the electric guitar on "Nowhere Man", but I've also heard that the solo is played by both he and George in unison (There are two guitars, but it could be double-tracked).

In addition, some believe that "Slow Down" and "Run For Your Life" are played by John, but I think they sound like George.

15 January 2013
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Thanks RFYL

I love his lead work on I Want You…..although I think George played the intro lead. John's guitar sound in this song reminds me of the sound in Come Together. That's why I felt that possibly John played the solo on Come Together on his trusty Epiphone Casino. 

15 January 2013
6.32pm
RunForYourLife
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I agree, the solo on "I Want You" is one of my all-time favorites.

From what I understand, the intro is actually both George and John playing those arpeggios, overdubbed several times to create that intense sound.

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